On the fourth day of Christmas, our true love’s house was flooded with visitors, or ‘calling birds’…
Welcome to the fourth installment of the 12 days of Blogmas. If you’ve been following closely, you’ll have learnt all about the hidden meanings behind the well-known Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. Following on from yesterday’s religious symbology of the three French Hens post, I’m taking a look at the Four Calling Birds in a different light.
Now, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, whether religious or not, you’ll know all about festive visitors. From distant relatives to that guy who lives up the road, there’s always plenty of traffic through the household during the holiday period. And why not? The festive spirit brings people closer together as we share in the revelry.
So on the fourth day of Christmas true love’s gift was four Calling Birds, and I’m choosing to explore a little tongue-in-cheek interpretation of that: all the ladies who may call at your house on Christmas Day.
So first of all, there’s your mother, mother-in-law or female guardian. They love a good fuss, and usually hang around for dinner unless they’ve had a better offer. If you’re lucky, you might even visit yours for dinner, taking the strain of all that cooking (and all that washing up) off yourselves.
Secondly, there’s the distant relatives. The great-aunts-twice-removed, the grandmother’s cousins, the cousins’ cousins and so on. These visitors can bring real hilarity, a chance to catch up on the year (if you manage to remember all their names), and a spirit of togetherness that your family might see but once a year.
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